Particle momentum controlled by cursor position

    Mar 03 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Hey, I'm new to Max MSP and know some very basic javascript but it's definitely not advanced enough to help me with what I need to do, so I was wondering if someone on here could help! There's something very specific that I'm trying to achieve: I would like to create a particle system where the speed of the particles increase and decrease in speed and movement becomes more random depending on the cursor's proximity to a specific xy co-ordinate on the screen, so that when the cursor moves towards the co-ordinate the particles slow down enough to reveal an image or shape. I have uploaded a gif to illustrate what I mean: I guess what I'm trying to make is essentially the reverse of this Google doodle: but in Max MSP rather than with HTML5. Can anybody point me in the right direction? Would be very much appreciated! Thanks!